Our highest order obligation is to take care of our heart/soul, by living from our heart/soul, and honoring our heart/soul in all that we do. Being true to ourselves is being true to our heart/soul. Knowing ourselves is knowing our heart/soul. We are not taught this anywhere along the way. The church tells us to not trust ourselves because we are sinful and evil to the core, and we must trust the church to tell us what to do, when and how. We have to trust ourselves to not listen to the church. Or to society. Or to commercial television. ... Where do we take our cues for living? Silence, Stillness, Emptiness, Experience, Reflection, Realization, Experimentation. We all know when to quit pouring, when we have eaten enough, when it is time for water or wine, what attracts us, what repels us... We come with essential knowing/recognition intact. When we trust our inner guide we are trusting our heart/soul. Being attentive to our heart/soul is a matter of practice, practice, practice. Awareness is a learned skill as much as an inborn art. We can live tuned-in to ourselves and our environment, and we can live clueless on all levels. Heart/soul is a thing. As real as the color of our eyes. As true to us as our fingerprints. We live to incarnate heart/soul, to express/exhibit heart/soul, to serve/tend heart/soul, to be one with heart/soul-- in all times and places. Dreams are a contact point with heart/soul. Communing with heart/soul, ruminating with heart/soul, listening to heart/soul, reflecting on heart/soul leads to new realizations and new ways of living all because we take heart/soul seriously and pay attention.